University of Cambridge joins Glass Futures consortium

Glass Futures has been boosted by the news that the University of Cambridge is to join the consortium. An initiative partnered with British Glass, this collaboration between industry and academia looks to increase productivity and sustainability and reduce carbon emissions in the glass industry. Cambridge joins Leeds and Sheffield Hallam universities in Glass Futures, which also includes industry partners such as Pilkington UK, Swarovski, O-I, Siemens, Encirc and Guardian Industries.

“We are delighted to have the expertise of our colleagues at Cambridge on board” commented Dave Dalton, British Glass CEO and Principal Co-ordinator of Glass Futures. “They will bring the best of their knowledge and innovation to aid the drive of Glass Futures.”

Glass Futures Founding Director Richard Katz commented: “The addition of the University of Cambridge will bring additional strength to our future plans, complementing the research expertise of our existing academic partners in Leeds and Sheffield. By harnessing the best of industry and academia and investing in research and development, we really can help the industry grow and bring major benefits to the UK economy.”

Glass Futures aims to build two centres of excellence, with one site at Pilkington UK in St Helens and another at the University of Leeds, both focusing on research and development.